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‘Kirkwood Health Summit’ planned

Kirkwood and East Lake

‘Kirkwood Health Summit’ planned

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The DeKalb County Human Development Department plans to hold a Kirkwood Health Summit on Aug. 16 to “increase health awareness,” according to the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization.

An article in the KNO newsletter says that the event will be held from 10 am to 3 pm at the DeKalb-Atlanta Human Services Center, which is located at 30 Warren St.  The event is free to attend.

“The DeKalb-Atlanta Human Services Center for many years was a focal point in the Kirkwood community, housing many services that were needed including the Grady Clinic,” the newsletter says. ” … The purpose of the Summit is not just to feature another health activities event but to convene neighborhood stakeholders around a revised concept of a poly sector  ‘One Stop’ community shop embracing the health concerns of the neighborhood and meeting its demand.”

The article says DeKalb County is working to make Kirkwood Georgia’s “healthiest community” by providing resources through the Human Services Center.

Among the activities that will be provided at the summit:

– Health screenings and mini workshops.

– Kirkwood residents will get a chance to check out services provided by Whitefoord’s Family Medical Center and the DeKalb County Board of Health.

– The Colgate van will be there to provide dental screenings.

– Healthy cooking demonstrations.

– Self-defense training provided by Life Martial Arts.

– Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health will be represented at the event. There will also be an “Ask the Doctor” workshop provided by Dr. Harry Strothers.